Differences Between Sinistrals' and Dextrals' Ability to Infer a Whole from its Parts: A Failure to Replicate
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We attempted to replicate the study reported by NEBES  which suggested that sinistrals and dextrals differ in perceptual abilities. Three samples of university students totalling 102 subjects were administered Nebes' arc-circle test, in which subjects are asked to examine an arc with their fingers and identify to which of 3 circles the arc belongs. In all three studies we failed to find the differences, predicted by Nebes, between the ability of our sinistral and dextral subjects. Furthermore, the performance on the task did not depend on the mode of response (pointing to vs naming of the correct circle).
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Neuropsychologia, v. 13, issue 4, p. 455-464
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Kutas, Marta; McCarthy, G.; and Donchin, Emanuel, "Differences Between Sinistrals' and Dextrals' Ability to Infer a Whole from its Parts: A Failure to Replicate" (1975). Psychology Faculty Publications. 203.